Bestselling young adult author to read at Sundance Books and Music Saturday


SUNDANCE NEWS RELEASE What: New York Times bestselling young adult author Ellen Hopkins will read from her latest novel, Smoke (Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2013). When/Where: Saturday, Nov. 2, at 2:00 p.m., Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave. About Smoke: Pattyn Von Stratten’s father is dead, and Pattyn is on the run. After far […]

Reno native Don Waters to read from new novel at Sundance Books and Music

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SUNDANCE NEWS RELEASE What: Reno native and Iowa Short Fiction Award Winner Don Waters reads from his new novel, Sunland (University of Nevada Press, 2013). When/Where: Monday, Nov. 4, at 6:30 p.m., Sundance Books and Music, 121 California Ave, Reno. About Sunland: Sid Dulaney, in his mid-thirties, between jobs and short on family and funds, […]

How to get the most out of Grassroots Books warehouse sales


By Laurel Busch “So many books, so little time” applies to shopping at Grassroots Books warehouse sales as well as to reading. Here are a few things I’ve learned about the experience that might be helpful: The best selection is at 9 the first day. I’ve never seen that firsthand because I hate crowds, but […]

Food for Fines program helps feed the hungry

WASHOE COUNTY  NEWS RELEASE It is that time of year again…for three weeks this November get rid of those overdue fines by helping those in need!  From Nov. 4 to Nov. 25, patrons can bring cans or boxes of food to the library in lieu of fines to help feed the hungry. Food barrels will […]

Lerude pens biography on Robert Laxalt

“Robert Laxalt: Story of a Storyteller” sheds light into the less illuminated corners of Laxalt’s personal and career sagas UNR NEWS — The Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, University Libraries Special Collections and the University’s Center for Basque Studies recently hosted a release party for Warren Lerude’s book […]

Robert Laxalt biography launch party scheduled for Sept. 25

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UNR NEWS UPDATE: The event is at capacity; walk-ins will not be admitted without an RSVP. The Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, University Libraries Special Collections and the University’s Center for Basque Studies will host a private reception release party for Warren Lerude’s book “Robert Laxalt: Story of […]

Unique Reno travel and nightlife guide highlights Reno revival


ED PARK NEWS RELEASE Despite the declining economy, Reno is experiencing an exciting local restaurant, bar and retail revival including the fast-growing, new Midtown District. Many of these businesses are focusing on innovative, sustainable, natural and local products. The “Happy, Fun, Party Travel Guide to Ren” (2013 edition) helps locals and tourists alike navigate all […]

First lady congratulates Nevada students

GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE CARSON CITY – First Lady Kathleen Sandoval today congratulated the Nevada students who read for 152,044 minutes as part of the 2013 Scholastic Summer Challenge. “Reading is an integral part of learning and I congratulate each and every Nevada student who participated in this summer reading challenge,” First Lady Kathleen Sandoval […]

Author to discuss assaying’s early years at Sept. 26 lecture

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CARSON CITY —Paul Franklin, author of “Anatomy of an Ingot,” will talk about the assaying business in its early years at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St., Carson City. An author and researcher who specializes in mining technology, Franklin will focus on the early San Francisco assaying business, […]

Author of ‘Walking the War Zones of Pakistan’ to be featured in TMCC’s next Distinguished Speaker Series

  TMCC NEWS RELEASE Reno adventurer Ruth Anne Kocour has traveled in many of the world’s most remote areas, using local guides and traveling on foot with camels and yaks.  Her expedition through Pakistan, along the border of Afghanistan and to the base of K2, the world’s second-highest mountain, is a tale of history, cultural […]